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By Dirk Giseburt |
Feb 17, 2017

In January 2011, I made a quick visit to several natural areas in Palm Beach County, Florida while on a business trip and had my first experience with the varied oak habitats of the South Florida coast. In January 2017, I had the chance to relive the experience and revisit three of those spots – the High Ridge Scrub, Juno Dunes, and Frenchman’s Forest Natural Areas.

By Jeroen Braakman |
Feb 17, 2017

Ever since the genus Quercus grabbed my attention, I have been amazed by the ability of oaks to hybridize easily (sometimes too easily), even when the species involved don't share habitat in the wild.

By Rebecca Delling... |
Feb 17, 2017

Copenhagen Hills Preserve is an ecological gem.  With its unique calcium-rich soils, it hosts a plethora of plant communities, ranging from pine forests and prairies to bottomlands and swamps.  This cornucopia of habitats is home to many rare and indigenous plants, such as purple cone flower (Echinacea purpurea), three-flowered hawthorn (Crataegus triflora), and, of course, a variety of uncommon oak species.

By Ryan Russell |
Dec 5, 2016

The New Mexico Oak Open Days were a six-day whirlwind tour of the state covering more than 1,400 miles. Led by IOS founding member Michael Meléndrez of Los Lunas, NM, attendees were wowed by a dozen species of oaks plus numerous non-oak species.

By Vaso Charitopoulou |
Oct 26, 2016

The Pholoe oak forest is located in southwestern Greece, in a plateau area at an altitude of about 600 m. It is an ecosystem that is unique in Europe as it is a high forest of even-aged oaks.

By Website Editor |
Aug 24, 2016

The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla has published the Flora del Estado de Puebla, México.

By William Guion |
Aug 1, 2016

If I wanted to make stronger, more meaningful images, I should pick something that I love and photograph it again and again: “Follow what your heart is drawn to,” he said, “and in time, your feelings will begin to show though in your work.”

By Ryan Russell |
Aug 1, 2016

Found in the late 1980s by Guy Sternberg in Springfield, Illinois, this selection was noted early on for its rapid growth rate and strong central leader. 

By Ryan Russell |
Aug 1, 2016

This cultivar was selected by Raimond Cinovskis, from the Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences, Salapils, Latvia and was introduced by Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, Průhonice, Czech Republic.

By Ryan Russell |
Aug 1, 2016

Named in honor of one of America’s first botanists, John Bartram, Quercus ×heterophylla is known by many as Bartram’s oak.

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